This is an analysis of the poem The Floure Of Curtesye that begins with:

In Feverier, whan the frosty moone
Was horned, ful of Phebus firy lyght,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXbXX XcXccXX dedXfXX cXcXXXX dXXXghh XXXXbXX XfXfXXX acXcXXX XaiXXXX XXXXXXX jXXfXkk jXjXXXX cXcXXXl bhbhhXX XbXXXXj XXbaXXX aXaXXXX XXXccXX bXXXXXX XXXXjlX XXXXccX XXXXXXX dXdiXbX XXXfXXm bXXXXXX XbaXXjk XXXXXXX XXXaXXX jXXXXbX XXXXXXX dXdXXXX XXfXXeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,1,7,7,7,1,4,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010010101 111010101 1111010101 1100011101 011101001 1101010110 10001010110 01111011 1100100101 1011010110 0110010111 110011001 111001010 0100010001 1110010111 0101110010 1011010101 01111111 0110111101 1000110110 1110010110 111110001 1001010100 110010101 1100101010 1111010010 11111011 1101111110 111111101 010101010 0010010001 1101110 111011110 10011011 1001100101 11111100100 111110001 1010110100 110010101 0101010111 11111110 1001010101 1111001101 111001101 1111100101 1100110111 1110000101 1110110101 111110011 111101101 11101011001 010110111 1111101100 110011010 100110010 1000111101 1101010010 0101011010 011011001 111110100 110111000 11101011 010011010 110101011 110110100 100011101 110001110 1100100100 0101101101 011110101 11111101 1101111000 110010011 111001111 1110010100 1110110101 1101111101 1111110101 11110100101 111110001 1110111101 1101111111 11111110 1111111 111110011 100011100 010110111 101101100 11110100 001011111 0111111111 111101111 010101011 1111111001 110011111 1101011 111110111 111111101 110110101 110010111 111011101 110011110 1101111101 010010100 1101100100 100110001 010011100 01010111011 100110010 111001000 001110111 1111010110 1101010101 100100101 110010011 0101001101 1100100101 1101010101 1110010100 1101010100 0111010 101010011 011001101 110100101 1101011100 010110100 1101010101 0101010100 1100100011 1101010100 1001101000 0101010100 0101010010 1110110101 1010101100 1001011010 01001111100 1000110010 100111001 1101010001 11000010 10100111 110111000 1100101111 110100100 111001111 11001010 11010100 011001000 101001011 011101000 110101000 0111010101 010100100 110100101 1101110101 1010010111 1001111001 0101010101 0100010101 11010010101 1101110011 1010110110 11111110110 0101010101 0111101111 101001101010 1011110111 11000101001 0110110100 111110101 001010100 111001000 01110100100 11011100100 11010101000 10001011 111110111 10100100010 111110001 100111101 1110011011 110011010 00111000 110111010 001001100 11110100 011110010 0001110110 101010100 1010000110 100111100 1100101111 0101111110 01011011 110101100 1101110010 111011010 10101010 1100100 101011011 1101001110 110110100 111010100 110011100 110001010 1100010100 110111101 1111111111 100110101 11110011 10011001 010011111 111101101 11100110 111110010 110110100 10011110 1110110100 111001101 111110011 110101011 1001100100 0011011010 1111110100 11110010111 110110100 10001010010 010111110 00101100101 0101011010 1011110011 100110111 110110110 00101011 100111101 011011011 1001110101 111010100 01110110 010100101 1011010 110111011 001010100 1111100100 101 111111110 0101110101 1111111101 11100110111 0111111111 111100010 0101011001 111101000010 011111101 1011111101 1101111001 1001011101 111100010 0101011001 1100110101 0101000011 101110010 011111111 101000101 010111011 0101111110 10 1001011101 01111010 0111100110 110110111 110010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 42
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 245
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 273
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, be, your, and, for, i, his, that, in, to, me are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, to, for are repeated.

    The author used the same words and, 'and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word synge at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of The Floure Of Curtesye;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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